Two Rivers Farm, located in Moore, South Carolina, makes up a tract of 350 acres through a combination of two Conservation Easements granted to SPACE in 2016 and 2020. Fifty-nine acres were granted to us in 2016 and an additional 291 acres were granted in 2020. 


Protected within the tract is 250 acres of wetland and nearly 10,000 feet of streamside. The name Two Rivers is attributed to the confluence of the North and Middle Tyger Rivers within the property's northwest corner. Two Rivers provides a habitat to an amazing array of flora and fauna including whitetail deer, hawks, egrets, massive box turtles, and plenty of the Upstate’s native greenery. 


This property remains privately owned and managed, and SPACE coordinates with the landowners to monitor the property annually to ensure the terms of the conservation easement are being followed. Conserved land can be used for a variety of purposes, and in this case the landowners and their families use it for recreation - hiking, hunting, and exploring, and also have a timber operation on the property, all of which are expressly permitted by the easement itself. Preserving land doesn’t mean not using it, it means using it responsibly so it can continue to be enjoyed by future generations. 

Why conserve land?

Why conserve land?

Our natural places and working lands are part of our character as a community. Through thoughtful conservation, we can keep Spartanburg wild while continuing to grow and thrive. Learn more about how SPACE works.

Take a hike, Spartanburg!

Take a hike, Spartanburg!

Cottonwood Trail

The Edwin M. Griffin Preserve (home of the beloved Cottonwood Trail) covers 110-acres around a 1.5 mile stretch of Lawson’s Fork Creek and several feeder streams. The Preserve is home to over 5 miles of natural surface trails and it's newest addition, Wildflower Way, approx. 1 mile of newly-constructed ADA-accessible paved trail courtesy of our pals at PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well.

Glendale Shoals Preserve

Spend a relaxing day at the Glendale Shoals Preserve and explore approximately 1.5 miles of nature trail located at the old Glendale Mill on Lawson’s Fork Creek.

Upper Chinquapin Greenway

Located on the headwaters of the Chinquapin Creek across from the Milliken Research Center with trail access off of Graham Rd., this lush 107-acre greenway hosts a 2-mile natural surface trail as well as a variety of ferns and other plants, like the federally-endangered dwarf-flowered heart leaf! 

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